Blurs of bright yellow have been seen darting and dipping about my backyard lately.
The Yellow-rumped Warblers that have been sitting side by side so peacefully at the feeders these past several weeks are now engaged in some serious aerial attacks! I guess the time has come to stake their territories and claim their mates.
This fellow in the photos above was perched on a limb in the center of the yard, proudly poofing out all of his sunny spots. I’m not sure if he was trash talking a rival or attempting to entice a female; either way, I found myself rooting for him!